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Nature Funder Webinar | What’s happening with Landcare citizen science? 

We invite you to the second in a series of lunchtime webinars that will explore how to protect our natural world and what funding opportunities there might be.

These webinars are designed for you to enjoy your lunch at your desk or at home while listening to a series of experts and donors talking about nature conservation and funding. There will also be opportunities for you to ask questions or share your funding stories.

Landcare – looking after our land and water ways has played an incredibly important role in biodiversity and ecosystem protection. Hundreds of thousands of people from around Australia are involved – pulling weeds, collecting data, planting trees and sharing knowledge on how to care for our country.

Landcare Australia and the National Landcare Network are going through some significant changes and there are many other organisations that use land care principles and groups to protect our landscapes.

Join the AEGN’s next nature webinar to explore these issues and what philanthropy can do.

Speakers

  • Doug Humann, Chair – Landcare Australia
  • Kaye Rodden from Landcare Victoria (Deputy Chair Advocacy and Partnerships)
Date Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time 12 – 1.30pm
Location Via Zoom
RSVP Heidi Taylor on heidi@aegn.org.au

 

Changes and Challenges for Philanthropy – with US climate policy expert Peter Goldmark

Businessman, environmentalist and more recently expert adviser to philanthropy and the environment sector on environmental policy and climate change, US based Peter Goldmark is without a doubt a well-rounded expert.

Over his illustrious career, Peter has been President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s climate and air program, has run the New York Port Authority and the International Herald Tribune and has been the Budget Director of the State of New York.

Please join us for a discussion with Peter to explore why climate change is one of the defining issues of our time and how younger people tend to approach climate change differently to older generations. He will also talk about what those funders who are not expert in this issue can do to support the shift from fossil fuels to a more sustainable economic system.

Date Friday 11 May 2018
Time 3 – 5pm
Location Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Level 7, 99 Macquarie Street, Sydney
RSVP Susan Evans on susan@aegn.org.au
Date Tuesday 15 May 2018
Time 5.30 – 7pm
Location Melbourne CBD
Venue TBC
RSVP Heidi Taylor on heidi@aegn.org.au

 

Moving the Dial on Climate Change
Join Peter Goldmark and the Climate Change and Energy funder group in a discussion about climate change strategy. Participants in the meeting will:

  • Hear Peter Goldmark’s reflections on climate campaigning gaps, opportunities and barriers, touching on the situation in the US and Australia;
  • Discuss how philanthropy can have the greatest impact on climate change, what’s working and where the gaps are;
  • Consider the role a new funding framework can play in shaping more effective grantmaking and have input on the design of the new framework.
Date Tuesday 15 May 2018
Time 2 – 4pm
Location

In Person or Via Zoom

Australian-German Climate and Energy College
University of Melbourne
187 Grattan Street, Parkville

Please note the meeting room is upstairs and there is no disabled access.

RSVP Heidi Taylor on heidi@aegn.org.au

 

Nature Funder Webinar Series

We know that more than 50% of AEGN members fund or are interested in funding nature conservation – how to protect our unique plants and animals and special landscapes.

We also know that this area of funding in philanthropy is becoming increasingly urgent. So, in 2018, the AEGN will hold a Nature Webinar Series at lunchtimes on the 1st Wednesday of every second month, starting with 7th of March 2018.

These webinars will be designed for you to enjoy your lunch at your desk or home while listening to a series of experts and donors talking about nature conservation issues and funding. There will also be opportunities for you to ask questions or share your funding stories.

Date

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time 12 – 1.30pm
Location Via Zoom
RSVP Heidi Taylor on heidi@aegn.org.au

 

Central Australia Field Trip
Sunday 19th to Friday 24th August 2018. Starting in Alice Springs and concluding at Uluru, this trip will explore biodiversity, Indigenous land management, renewable energy and the issues of climate change and sustainable living in the awe-inspiring landscape of outback Australia. Meet and learn from Indigenous rangers, scientists, community leaders and practitioners on this six day field trip.  Cost $4,900 excluding flights to Alice Springs and ex Yulara.
Date 19 to 24 August 2018
Location Central Australia
Itinerary & Information Itinerary & Information
Enquiries Ione McLean ione@aegn.org.au

 

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